COMPANY LAW AND SECURITIES LAW

In the area of company and securities law, FLV & Associés advises and represents international groups, public and private French companies, as well as individual shareholders whether representing a majority or minority stake.

FLV & Associés assists clients in a very broad range of fields :

Mergers and Acquisitions


  • legal due diligence ;
  • negotiation and drawing up of documents (letters of intent; sale and purchase agreements for shares, assets or ownership interests; seller’s representations and warranties; deferred consideration or earn-out arrangements; follow-through and enforcement of representation and warranties, shareholder agreements, etc.
  • design of incentive systems for officers and employees (share warrants, special share warrants for new companies, share options, etc.);
  • negotiations prior to litigation , enforcement of guarantees.

Financing transactions


  • issues of shares for cash or contributions in kind, transfers of shares
  • capital investment operations and equity funding transactions on behalf of management, majority shareholders or investors; leveraged buyouts and related shareholder agreements
  • partial transfers of assets, acquisitions and spin-offs of divisions
  • issue of transferable securities (convertible bonds, bonds redeemable in shares, bonds with warrants , etc.)
  • share option schemes
  • share award schemes.

Initial public offerings and equity issues


  • pre-IPO restructuring
  • drafting of offering prospectus
  • legal due diligence
  • legal documents, shareholder agreements
  • relations with market authorities
  • share issues.

Other deals involving company law


  • joint-ventures, temporary business alliances
  • restructuring (transformations, mergers, demergers, capital contributions in kind, partial transfers of assets, transfers of all assets and liabilities, etc.)
  • management fees and remuneration of officers and directors
  • setting up French branches or subsidiaries of foreign companies
  • legal assistance to companies (incorporation, transformation, modifications, liquidation, etc.).

Insolvency proceedings


  • legal assistance in the field of the law pertaining to ailing companies (bankruptcy prevention, administration, liquidation, buy-out schemes, advice during insolvency proceedings, recovery proceedings against directors or extension of insolvency proceedings to company officers, etc.).
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